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Music in the Making

The Luck O’ The Irish!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a selection of Irish and American folk tunes!


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Mark O’Connor, Yo Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer
Mark O’Connor, Yo Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer. Photo credit: Merri Cyr, 2000.

This week we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with performances from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston!

Music in this episode:

Eleanor Daley: The Blooming Bright Star of Belle Isle

Performed by the University Women’s Chorus in the Moores Opera House on March 5th, 2013.

Percy Grainger: Molly on the Shore

Performed by the Moores School Wind Ensemble in the Moores Opera House on March 7th, 2013.

Mark O’Connor, Yo-Yo Ma, and Edgar Meyer: Appalachia Waltz and Appalachian Journey

Performed by Jonathan Godfrey, violin; Rita Porfiris, viola; Max Dyer, cello; Dennis Whitaker, bass and Michael Wheeler, mandolin. This performance was given in the Dudley Recital Hall on March 20th, 2007.

Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher, arr. Laz Estrada and Alex Bruce: Rainbow Connection 

Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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